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Columbia University Settles Suit Filed By Victim Of Mattress Girl

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It’s 2017, and we should all #BelieveWomen. If a woman claims she was sexually assaulted, that’s that. The accusation serves as its own proof. If you show any skepticism or ask any questions about it, you’re a rape denier and you hate women.

Or so we’re told. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) certainly believes so. But unfortunately for her, championing Emma “Mattress Girl” Sulkowicz hasn’t turned out too well.

Aaron Holmes, Columbia Spectator:

Columbia and Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, have agreed to settle a lawsuit that he filed against the University in 2015.

Nungesser was at the center of a gender-based misconduct investigation after Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, accused him of assault in 2012. He was later found not guilty by a University investigation…

Nungesser’s suit charged that the University failed to protect him from—and even encouraged—sustained protest by Sulkowicz, which Nungesser initially argued was a violation of Title IX.

No word on the amount of the settlement. Whatever it is, it won’t be enough to give this man his life back.

Rape is a horrible crime and it needs to be punished. But when you hurl out false accusations and then scream at anyone who demands proof, you’re only hurting the real victims of rape. It’s immoral and unethical, and it lowers everyone involved. It’s wrong. Please stop doing this.

As for Sulkowicz… She appears to be doing just fine these days. I hope all her defenders are paying attention.

(Hat tip: Ashe Schow)